The Metal Manufacturing program of study prepares students to enter the high-demand areas of welding and precision metal manufacturing. Students develop advanced skills in setting up and operating machine tools to produce precision parts to specifications and develop the required skills in preparation for automated manufacturing.
Students learn all required areas of manual machining before embarking on the high-tech skills of computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools.
Students are involved in all aspects of the machining process, from blueprint reading and interpretation, precision measuring, through material removal. Students learn to operate mills and lathes, hydraulic shears and punch machines as well as pneumatic press brakes and manual mills. Welding instruction includes learning the basics of gas tungsten arc welding (TIG), gas metal arc welding (MIG) and shielded metal arc welding (Stick). These skills provide students with opportunities to work with more than 130 chemical manufacturers, refineries, and supporting distribution facilities located minutes away from CCISD.
- Principles of Manufacturing
- Precision Metal Manufacturing I
- Precision Metal Manufacturing II
CCISD’s Metal Manufacturing program is located at Clear Creek High School, but is open to all qualified students in the district.